Inca Trail 3 Days Challenge Group Tour
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Inca Trail 3 Days Challenge Group Tour

Inca Trail 3 Days Challenge Group Tour

Over the mountains, in a path of landscapes of indescribable Andean beauty that runs, throughout the days of this adventure, archaeological centers that can only be reached by it; that is the Inca Trail. With a controlled capacity of visitors, per month and per year, there is no visitor who does not wish to visit it.One of the main attractions along the route is the ancient network of settlements built in granite rock by the Incas such as Wiñay Wayna and Phuyupatamarca immersed in a magnificent natural setting. Hundreds of varieties of orchids, multicolored birds, and dreamy landscapes provide the ideal setting for a route that the walker should walk at least once. Inca Trail is part of the 23,000 kilometers (approximately 14,000 miles) of roads built by the Incas in South America. It is the most famous route for hiking in Peru and possibly the most spectacular in the Americas. Every year, more than 25,000 walkers from around the world walk along the 43 kilometers of this cobblestone road built by the Incas that leads to the amazing citadel of Machupicchu located deep in the jungle of Cusco. The trip starts in the town of Pisqacucho, at kilometer 82 of the Cusco - Quillabamba railway line and takes 3 or 4 days of intense walking. The route includes an impressive variety of altitudes, climates and ecosystems that goes from the punas to the cloud forest. Travelers will cross two high altitude passes (the highest will be in Warmiwañuska at 4,200 m.a.s.l) to complete the walk with a magical entrance to Machupicchu through Inti Punku or Sun Gate.Tourists from all over the world are attracted by this great adventure; adventurous travelers who come to explore the fantastic nature, the beauty of the landscape and the archaeological sites that surround the Inca Trail,always returning to their country impressed by such beauty and charm of Inca trail;This tour is ideal for those who come full of energy to take a hike to Machu Picchu.Inca Trail is the route in which varied ecosystems unite with a sequence of monuments of the finest Inca architecture, ending in the classic postcard view of Machu Picchu observed from above. That is why this road was designed as a route of pilgrimage and purification to access the sacred construction of Pachacutec; that run through the valley of the Cusichaca RiverWarmihuañusca, the Pacaymayo ravine, passes through the archaeological sites of Sayacmarca, Phuyupatamarca, Wiñayhuayna.On the way you can see tunnels constructed in live rock.

Before you go

Quick Itinerary:

Day 1: Cusco - KM. 82 - Llulluchapampa

Day 2: Llulluchapampa - Wiñaywayna

Day 3: WIiñaywayna - Machu Picchu - Cusco


Important for your hike:

  • Landscapes:The natural environment is impressive and the balance achieved between nature and Inca architecture is remarkable.The mountain range of Vilcabamba, counts on peaks superiors to the 6,000 meters like the Salcantay and Huamantay among others. The mixture of mountains, jungles and valleys create a fantasy world where sunrise and sunset are a spectacular mystery.
  • Fauna: This is abundant and varied. The fact that there are endangered species such as the spectacled bear (Tremarctos ornatus), the Cock of the Rocks (Rupicola peruviana), the dwarf deer (Pudu mephistopheles), etc. It was one of the reasons why the government decided to declare it a protected natural area. The Sanctuary has species such as puma, Andean fox, otter, taruka, wildcat, ferret, etc. There are also birds such as the mountain Caracara, hummingbirds, duck of the torrents, parrot, wild duck, and many other colorful and small birds. They also have reptiles such as the Jergón and coral snake Micrurus (lethal for its poison), lizards, frogs, and a number of Andean and jungle animals that inhabit the Sanctuary. This type of wildlife makes the Sanctuary ideal for tourists and researchers who want to observe or study animals.
  • Flora: The extensive natural areas are full of a variety of forest species which vary according to the habitat. The vegetation of the forest is represented by trees such as cedar, romerillo or intimpa, laurel, etc. There are also species such as Ocotea, Pedocarpus, Guarea, Weinmania, Clusia, Cedropia, Cinchena, Erythrin or Pisonay, and Ilex among others. The decorative plants have made the famous Sanctuary. Experts have identified more than 90 species of orchids, and several species of begonias and puya cacti. The varied conditions have created an ideal environment for the growth of diverse plant life that goes from the thick jungle, as the cloud forest to the top of the scarcely covered mountains.
  • Archeology: Apart from all that has been mentioned, there is also the cultural heritage of the Incas. The Way of the Inca, which was well built, crosses dense forests and deep canyons. There are 18 archaeological complexes scattered along the route that can be seen in all its splendor. These are composed of houses, irrigation channels, construction of agricultural terraces, walls and altars, which are irrefutable evidence of the existence of important human settlements.
  • Weather:The climate is relatively mild all year round, with heavy rains from November to March, and dry and hot weather from April to October, these months being the most recommended to visit. The minimum annual temperature ranges between 8 ° to 11.2 ° C. In the months of June, July and August the temperature can fall below 0 °.The maximum annual temperature varies from 20.4 ° to 26.6 ° C. The terrain is quite irregular, with ravines and holes fed by glaciers that finally pour their waters into the Urubamba River, which crosses this area forming a deep valley that extends through the granite base of Vilcabamba for more than 40 km. crossing through a variety of ecosystems.
  • Signaling: There are signs located in different parts of the road using a series of international words and symbols. In most places, these signs give the necessary information, about certain places, their climate distances and services. These signs are classified into information, prevention and restriction.
  • Limited Access: Many people choose to do this Inca route, which makes it difficult to get an available space, since the availability of spaces offered is at least 500 spaces per day (Including support staff, porters, cooks, guides, etc.). However, there are other alternative routes to the Camino del Inca Tradicional.
  • Book : It is necessary to plan your trip several months in advance; We recommend you insure your space in advance of 6 months.

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We will leave Cusco at 5:00 am in a private transport, which will take us to km. 82, starting point of the Inca Trail. We begin our walk along the left bank of the Urubamba River. Following the path along a flat terrain, we arrive at Miskay (2800m), then ascend and finally see, from the highest part of a viewpoint, the Inca city of Llactapata (2750m). Then we continue walking through the valley created by the Kusichaca River, gradually rising until we reach the rural community of Wayllabamba (3000m). Along the way we see spectacular views of the Vilcanota mountain range on the opposite side of the Urubamba River,where the impressive peak of the Veronica at 5832 meters above sea level.Also you will enjoy to see the diversity of flora and fauna that can be found throughout the valley. Continuing along the path, we leave Wayllabamba to start the most difficult part of the hike, which consists of an abrupt ascent that extends for 9 km and reaches the first mountain pass on the Inca Trail, the Abra Warmihuañusca). We only climbed halfway through the pass, stopping at Llulluchapampa, where we camped and spent the night. Along the rise, the landscape changes from "sierra" to "puna" (a dry and high area with little vegetation), having the opportunity to detect domesticated llamas and alpacas grazing in ichu, one of the few plants that grow at that altitude. We also crossed an area called cloud forest, which is the habitat of many different types of birds such as hummingbirds and sparrows and the Andean bear, which is also known as the Bear of Glasses (Tremarctus Ornatus). We advise for this day and the next especially, your day package is well stocked with sweets, chocolates and coca leaves that will keep your sugar level high, and help with altitude sickness. 


  • Total distance: 17 km 
  • Estimated time: 8-9 hours 
  • Maximum point of altitude: 3,850 m 
  • Altitude of the campsite: 3.850 m


After breakfast, we continue our hike to the highest point of the Inca Trail, reaching the Abra known as Warmihuañusca mountainpass ( Step of the Dead Woman- 4200m / 13776ft) after approximately 2 hours. Immediately after the pass, we went down toPacaymayo Valley (3600m), from where we started climbing to the second pass, the Abra Runkurakay (3970m / 13022ft). Half way, we visited the archaeological complex with the same name. This site, located at 3800m / 12464ft, consists of a small oval structure that is believed to have served the purpose of a watchtower. After passing, we went down to Yanacocha (Black Lagoon) and entered the cloud forest to finally reach Sayacmarca (3624m). It is a beautiful complex formed by a semicircular construction, enclosures at different levels, narrow streets, liturgical fountains, courtyards and irrigation canals. Continuing for an easy climb, we reach the third step, the Abra Phuyupatamarca (3700m / 12136ft). Throughout this climb we can appreciate the magnitude of the ancient Inca boat, walking along separate mountain trails and seeing rocks that fill ravines in perfect order, saving the trail of Andean geography of various levels. We pass through an Inca tunnel to then reach the step mentioned above and go down to the complex of the same name. This is one of the most complete and best preserved archaeological complexes along the Inca Trail to Machupicchu, and is located at the highest point of a mountain. Interestingly, Phuyupatamarca means "city above the clouds". From above, you can see a sophisticated sacred complex composed of water fountains with solid foundations, and also impressive views of the valley of the Urubamba River. We put our camp in Wiñaywayna and spent the night there.


  • Total distance: 15 km 
  • Estimated time: 8 hours
  • Maximum altitude: 4.200 m 
  • Altitude of the campsite: 3,600 m


Today, we could have the opportunity to appreciate one of the most spectacular sunrises of the Inca Trail; the location of Phuyupatamarca offers stunning views at this time of day. Then, we start our way through the long descending stone steps that will take us from Wiñaywayna (2650m / 8692ft), where we find a camping equipped with a restaurant, bar and bathrooms with hot showers. The campsite has the same name as the complex located just five minutes from the country house. Wiñaywayna is the largest archaeological site of the Inca Trail, in addition to Machupicchu, and consists of an impressive complex formed by an agricultural center with numerous terraces, a religious sector and an urban sector, offering spectacular views over the narrowest valley of the Urubamba River. After our visit, we leave Wiñaywayna to climb Intipunku, or Sun Gate. This will take an hour of walking along a trail of flat stones on the edges of cliffs in the highland jungle. From this fabulous place, we can enjoy spectacular views over the sacred citadel of Machu Picchu, weather permitting. From Intipunku, a short walk takes us to the entrance from where we continue with a guided tour of the Inca citadel that will take approximately two hours. Then, take the bus to Aguas Calientes and board our train back to Cusco, where we arrived after dark.


  • Total distance: 11 km 
  • Estimated time: 5 hours + visit Machupicchu 
  • Maximum point of altitude: 3,600 m 
  • Altitude of the campsite: 2,400 m


  • The Inca trail Team: Professional guides and tourism certificates, graduates of the university and fluent in several languages, with knowledge of the Andean culture, prepared in first aid and rescue courses (trained to use the first aid kit, we have an oxygen ball that they carry with them always).  
  • Professional chefs and porters who grew up in Andean communities; They will take care of carrying all the equipment that we use throughout the Inca Trail, you will only have to carry your own backpack with your personal belongings.  
  • Transport; We will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to km 82. We use private buses and mini vans; very comfortable and with all the security accessories according to the amount of tourists, our driver has many years of experience and a transfer that will help you in whatever you need. 
  • Entrance ticket to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu: This is the only ticket that will allow you to travel the Inca Trail and visit Machu Picchu. (It does not include the climb to Huaynapicchu).
  • Adequate equipment; professional tents, with capacity for 3 people, but to provide greater comfort are only used by 2 people. Inflabes personal mattresses, kitchen tent, dining tent, chairs and camping tables. Varied food, we offer the vegetarian option and all kinds of special food according to your requirement at the time of making your reservation. During your Inca Trail you can serve a variety of teas, a container of hot water for personal hygiene. 
  • Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes, (optional) 
  • Train ticket and return transportation to Ollantaytambo at the end of your Inca Trail (Expedition class) and return transportation to Cusco.
  • Food during the trek (3D, 3A, 3C - snack - buffet lunch, optional vegetarian meal).
  • First aid kit.
  • Biodegradable bath



  • Visit the hot springs of Aguas Calientes: a relaxing way to finish the trek while waiting for the return to Cusco, just 10 minutes from the town center 
  • Breakfast on the first day 
  • Lunch and dinner on the last day 
  • Huayna Picchu entrance: if you wish to climb this mountain a new entry fee applies (US $ 80)



  • A backpack with a change of clothes during the whole period of the walk 
  • Clothing rain (jacket and pants if available) or raincoat (you can buy one in Cusco) 
  • Recommended waterproof trekking boots
  • Sandals or jogging shoes for greater comfort in the camp 
  • Warm clothes, including jacket. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping 
  • Flashlight / headlight and batteries 
  • Camera and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions) 
  • Hat or cap to protect from the sun, rain and cold 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Cream for your face and body.
  • Insect repellent 
  • Scarves 
  • Toilet paper 
  • Small towel 
  • Bathing suit (if you want to go to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes) 
  • Effective in soles 
  • Original Passport 
  • Original International Student Identity Card (in case you have requested a discount for students) 
  • Canes or sticks (rubber covers necessary to avoid damaging the Inca Trail)
  • Snacks: cookies, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc. Keep in mind that we offer a snack in the morning every day and our food service is very complete and well supplied. This recommendation applies to all customers who are used to a specific snack, as it may happen that it is not included in our selection 
  • Water for the first morning. Important notice: plastic bottles of water are no longer allowed on the Inca Trail. So metal water containers are recommended Optionally: water sterilization tablets in case you collect water from streams or rivers along the route. Otherwise, we provide filtered boiled water, which is safe to drink and has not reported any health problems so far.



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